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Virtural Private Network (VPN)

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A VPN is a service you connect to that sends and receives data across the internet on your behalf. When you set up and enable VPN, all of your internet traffic goes through it, both ways. Ideally, this traffic is encrypted and only the two parties who should have access to the information are able to use it.

Advantages of a VPN

  • Block ads or create a private session between your and your network.
  • Access to Restricted Sources
  • Security and privacy

Safe Shopping Online

We must purchase food, gas, medicine and other necessary items for family, friends or ourselves. In the cashless social, credit cards have become a mainstay. Before shopping online with a credit card at Amazon, Whole Foods, Best Buy and other, take a look at the browsers address bar for the safe and secure symbol. Here are a few tips to keep us safe:

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  • ☞ Shop at trusted web sites https://
  • ☞ Try to use Strong Passwords
  • ☞ Protect Browsing- Private or Incognito
  • ☞ Avoid Public Terminal
  • ☞ Protect your WiFi

USPS Informed Delivery Service

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Informed Delivery is an application for the US Postal Service. It provides the ability to interact with incoming mail and packages in one convenient location. The messages are sent to via email to your phone, tablet or computer.

  • Digital snap shot of each envelops
  • Report missing mail
  • Schedule emails and or text alerts
  • Scan the barcode on labels
  • Leave delivery instructions

Possible Signs of a SCAM

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Scam Alert

  1. Send a small amount of money to win BIG money.
  2. If they offer to send you money and you are told to keep some for yourself and send the rest elsewhere.
  3. If you are asked to WIRE money to someone you do not know.
  4. If you are asked to use a GREEN DOT card to pay for something or someone you do not know.
  5. If you are asked to provide PERSONAL INFORMATION over the phone and you did not initiate the call.
  6. If you’re asked to DONATE money, rub refuse to send you information in the mail first.
  7. If it sounds TOO good to be true — it probably is!—

Do Not Track

This feature is a component of all browsers for the users to opt out of website tracking. By default this feature is turned OFF except in Private browsing where it is always turned ON. Chrome browser:

  • On your computer, open Chrome.
  • At the top right (3 dots),
  • Click More > Settings.
  • At the bottom, click Show advanced settings.
  • Under "Privacy," check or uncheck Send a "Do Not Track" request with your browsing traffic
Firefox feature lets every content advertisers and providers of sites visited that your behavior is not to be tracked:
  • Click the menu button ☰ and select Preferences.
  • Select the Privacy & Security panel.
  • Tracking Protection
  • DoNotTrack-Choose the Always setting.
  • Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved.